Goge Africa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Goge Africa
GogeAfrica.jpg
Founded1999; 20 years ago (1999)
FoundersIsaac and Nneka Moses
TypeCultural Institution
HeadquartersLagos, Nigeria
Area served
Africa
ProductAfrican music, dance, food, clothes and tourism
Key people
Isaac Moses
Nneka Moses
Websitewww.gogeafrica.tv

Goge Africa (GA) is an award-winning pan-African tourism and cultural programme, which was founded in the year 1999. It was conceptualized and anchor by a Nigerian couple, Isaac and Nneka Moses. The program is watched by over 40millions television (TV) viewers across the globe.

On 1 October 1999, GA premiered on Nigerian TV ;African Independent Television (AIT), Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Channel 10, and Degue Broadcasting Network (DBN).It was later aired on MNET AFRICA MAGIC.

The recording of GA started in Nigeria and moved to Benin Republic,South Africa and Egypt with the plan to cover all countries in Africa.The show was established to showcase the richness of African culture, dance, food, clothes and tourism.

In the year 2016, the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit award (NBMA) inducted the two presenters of the program into Nigerian Broadcasters Hall of Fame. In 2005, the organization launched GA foundation with the aim of mentoring Nigerian youths.

Background[edit]

Isaac and Nneka Moses, program coordinators

Goge Africa was founded by the duo of Isaac and Nneka Moses as a pan African cultural project. The program was conceptualized with aim of promoting African culture, music, food and her ways of life through television, radio and magazines.[1] The name "Goge Africa", was culled from a musical instrument common among musicians from Northern part of Nigeria called Goge.[1]

According to AIT, goge Africa... "Goge Africa, every tribe, every African culture and tradition is brought to light in a celebratory and joyous manner. Africa has never looked more beautiful than it does on this wonderful show.".[2]

The TV version of the program started in the year 1999 when African programs were not popular on Nigerian TV.[3]

The show is watched by over 40millions television viewers across the globe.[1] In 2016, the two presenters of the show were inducted into the Hall of Fame by NBMA.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sumaila, Isah Umasha. "Goge Africa is a life time project (interview)". Everythinliterature. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  2. ^ kakaki Segment. "……a celebration of Africa's heritage". Africa Independent Television. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  3. ^ CHUKS, NWANNE. "The Princess of Goge Africa". LOGBABY.COM. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  4. ^ Admin. "BEHOLD! Winners at 6th Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards (NBMA)". Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Award. Retrieved 1 December 2016.

External links[edit]